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GIDEON 6EINDEM'3 CHBIST"
, ' i ', BY JAMKS D. M'CABE, JR. .
The' Vf hite faced clock on tbe City
Hall stared trimly tat into the night.
and its truthful hands informed the peo
ple in the ncigborhood that it was eleven
o'clock on Christmas eve. , It was a gen
uine old fashioned Christmas eve, at that,
ana the streets of JNew xorlt were white
with snow, and the wind was whirling
tbe drifts about fantastically, to tbe evi
dent discomfort of tho old apple and bct
eorn women by the Park railing, who
lingered at their posts in spite of the
lateness of the hour, hoping t'. turn sn
other honest penny from, some passer-by
before midnight. The old ballad-vender
had packed np his stock in trade and
betaken himself homeward long ago, and
most of. the New Vorkers had, followed
his example, so that the streets were al
One man, at least, 'was abroad to the
storm, and as he turned into a gate of the
Park to make a short out over to Broad
way, where tbe stages wero still running,
the old applo woman, thinking that she
might find in him another customer, be
gan a pitiful petition to him to buy her
wares, when be turned to her sharply,
and the lamp-light fell full upon his
face. A glance satisfied the woman, and
it needed not his oold rebuff to cause ber
to shrink back from him with a fright
ened look. Tho man passed over to
Broadway, and pausing a moment for a
stage to come up, entered the clattering
vehicle, nnd settled himself in his seut as
if totally unconscious of the presence of
the other passengers. His entrance ap
peared to cast a gloom over them, for
soon they grew silent, and wrapping their
costs and shawls oloser around them,
wondered if it was not growing colder.
At last the stage paused, and the man
descended from it. Turning into a cross
street, and walking slowing as if careless
of ihe storm, be reached a lurse brown
stone mansion, where he rang the bell.
I he door was opened by a fine looking
servant in livery ; but as soon nn ho saw
the man, the douiestio shrank buck tim
idly, and made room for him to enter
Throwing off his o'vercoat and hat and di
vesting himself of li is wet boots, tho man
gave them to the servant.
"A cup ot tco, David, in tho Library,'
ho said coldly, as he passed into a luxu
riously furnished opartmeut opening Irom
It was a beautiful room, and great
taste had been displayed in its adorn
ment. The b ok-cases and furniture
were of the choicest kinds, an open fire
hurncd in the handsome grato, nnd even
to the minutest article, everything was
in its place, i'crlcot order reigned
throughout, but thero was in everything
that coldness nud sternness that marked
the owner of so much discomfort
The man drew a large arm-ohair be
fore the grate, and sinking into it, raised
bis feet to tbe fire. He never looked
about him, but kept his gaze fixed stead
il v belore him. Only once he raised his
oyes to glanco at a portrait which bung
over the mantle. It was a woman's face
a face so pure nnd tender in its loveli
ness, that one could but wonder if it was
really that of a huomn boing. Only
once tbe man gozed at il, and as he did
so his eves filled with tears, and his cold,
liird inoutb wore an 'expression of m
ti'tise pain. Then he sank back into his
chair and bis eyes fo'l upon the fire,
The domestic entered and, placed the ro
froshmenli his master bad ordered on a
small stand at his side, and seeing tho
man so wrapped in thought, withdrew
noiselesly without disturbing him, and
still with that frightened, timid look be
hod first worn. . .
": lie was a very lonely man; this Gideon
Grindcm, in spite of all his wealth. lie
was a proud, oold man, and his uchappi
ness was chiefly of his own making.
Years ago. he had married a woman
much younger than himself, but such a
woman as ono meets but once in a life
time, and having sot n, n over forget.
Had sho lived, he might have been hap
pier and better, but she had been dead
twelve years, and no other living being
had filled her plaoo in tho merchant's
heart, the had jett nun one child, and,
despite Ins coldness, ha had lavished up
on tli is little one a love only less strong
than that be bad borne for her mother
At eighteen this ' girl had married,
against bis will, a poor clerk that ho had
taken into his employ. He bad cast her
off forever, and now her nurne was never
mentioned in bis house. For four years
be bad not seen her laeenavo once, when
she came one cold win tor night to beg
for aid and forgiveness. Ho crushed the
yearning of his heart for her, and turned
her into thettreotj as he would have done
to a dog that had strayed into his house.
It was a cruel act, and since that time bo
bad been hardqr apd ttorner than ever.
He had no fjrienda. His acquaintance
shunned him, and sought bis presenoo
only when business made it necessary.
No visitor ovof crossed big threshhold ;
no nappy sounaa or tigun wero ever
bchrd or seen within tbe walls of hishouse,
Even his servants '(feared and avoided
him. Hewn alone in the? wid world,
and ha. know it. aa knew be must live
alohofand thai when he oame to die.ha
must go to the grave with not'one loving
or pitying heirt to oheer bis last moments
or miss him when be was goue. It was
a lad. sad thought to him, and some
how it oame to him to-night with redoub
led force,. This was wbv his eyes oloud
ed and his face twitched with pain when
he looked at the pioture of his dead wife.
, The refreshments by his side remained
untouched, and the , aeronaut Bat with
bands folded wearily, and his eyes fixed
absently on the fire so (till, so tranquil,
that one might have thought him asleep;
And as he sat there, through the storm,
and through' the closed and curtained
windows of the room, oame the sweet
tones of the midnight chimes of Trinity.
The music of the bells filled all tho air,
rising and falling with the wind. It was
a sad and solemn tale they old : for tbey
sang that the Christ child was born.
"Gideon Grindem 1" .
Tho voice was so soft, and yet so dis
tinct and sweet, that it thrilled the mer
chant to his inmost soul. . '.'Gideon
Grindem," the voice said, "aro you glad
that Christmas has oome again 1" .
., The voice came from the fire, and the
merchant glanced down at the hearth.
, Thero, standing just below bim, was
a strango, but beautiful figure. It seem
ed liko an angel, for its face was radiant
with purity and beauty, and its garments
wero of spotless white. . It was scarcely
a foot high, and its eyes were so small
that they seemed like diamond points. .
Yet they looked straight into tho mer
chant's soul, end read all that was pass
ing there, and the proud man knew it,
"Gideon Grindem," snid the voice
again, "aro you glad that Christmas has
This time the tone was so reproachful
that the tears started to Gideon Grind
em's eyes, and be bowed his his bead
and replied t
"Alas ! Of all tbe world I have noth
ing to rejoioe for to-night."
"Listen to me, said the little fizure.
softly. "I am Conscience, and I have
come to speak with you. We have boon
strangers for a long time, but I have
come back to you again. You must bear
mo to-nijiht, for you cannot drive me
away until morning; and 0, if you are
wise, Gideon Grindem, do not drive me
away then !"
Tho merchant sat silent and trembline.
no knew that ho was powerless, nnd ho
could not take his eyes from the littlo fig
ure on the hearth, liut it was little no
longer, for it grew in size evcy morncut,
until it assumed o gipantio form, and n
mein so stern and terrible that the mer
chant almost shrieked with terror as ho
gazed at it. Yet he could not turn his
eyes nway. Ono thing only remained
unchanged ; tho voice of the figure was
as sweet and solemn a9 ever. The mer
chant felt that ho would eivo all his
wealth to escapo from its presence, but
he could not move a limb.
"What do you want with mo ?" he
"X will show you, said tho figure, sol
emnly. t'Come with mo!"
J ho merchant felt a strone hand erasn
him by the shoulder, and the next mo
ment ho was borne through space with
a apeed bo rapid that it deprived him of
tho ability to ory out. Suddenly there
was a pause,' and he npotied his eyes. He
stared in astonishment at the scene be
fore i)i m. " . '
It was a little, plainly furnished room
Everything betokened contentment, tho1
at tho somo time an absence of r'.ches--
A bright fire burned in the open creto,
and tho soft light of a pleasant lamp lit
up Ihe room. A woman, neither old nor
yonna, sat by thn fire, nnd at Iter feet
knelt a child with his little bands folded
in prayer. There was a look of quiet
happiness in tho palo fhco of the woman,
and her soft eyes were bent tenderly up
on tho child at her feet, as he whisp&fed
tin prayer so low that only Bho and the
angels heard it. ' The merchant gazed at
tne soene in utter bewilderment. Then
his eyes grew misty, and a great sob swell
ed up from his heart.' He had recognizod
tne two tne Doy was nimscll and the
woman wos his mother. ' '
"Do you ever pray now, Gideon- Grjn
dem ?" osked the voice of the figure
and tho merchant knew that Conseleqoc
was still with him.
Proy I" hs t;bi lP, I O
God 1" - -
The woman turned to him slowly, and
he (Stretched out his hands imploringly.
' "0 mother, mother !" he sobbed. "Let
me be your innooont boy again 1" , '.
But tho sweet faceelouded with a look
oi mingled sternness and horror, and the
hand that, had rested so tenderly upon
tho boy's head was raised with a repel
lant gesture. Tho mcrohant sank back
with a groan, and the vision faded.
"It is a terrible thing, Gideon Grin
dem," said the voioo of Consqjence, "for
a parent to turn away trom a ohild,"
Ihe nierohant shuddered, lie was
thinking of bis own ohild, and how he
had turned from her prayer for morcy.
Ihe uguro laid its hand upon bitu and
drew him away. , He knew lhoy were
now in New York again, and that tboy
wero hurrying through the oity in the
midst of tho storm ; ,;or ho oould tool
the snow driving furiously in his face,
and the keen wind chilled him through
and through, They passed into one of
the lowest quarter ot tbo oity, and en
tcrod a miserable dwelling. The figure
lod him up long flights ot stairs, until
finally they entered a chambor, so wretch
ed and moan, that tho merchant sank
back with disgust, ' ' 1 ', '
- A fliokering tallow dip shed a feeble
light through the room, adding to. its
misery a hundred fold., On alow bed' a
man lav, wan and emaoiated. A woman
sat by the candle, sewing, busily, ber
pale, wan faoe seeming even more ghost
ly by tbe uncertain light I aod on a low
r i , , , ,
i of tie
while unconaoious of tee suffering around
them. ' The fire in the stove was dying
away; and the room was growing colder
every moment. Gideon Grindem 'gazed
with horror at the scene, 'arid turned to
fly from it, but tho fighre held its band
heavily upon him, and drew him close
besido the sorrowful woman, as she sat
sewing her life away ; iind eg he gazed,
the merchant saw that, ie spite of the
marks of'care nnd e;iftJrlng which it
bore, tho woman's' face was"' wonderfully
like that of his dead wife. No wonder.
for the woman was his daughter, A cold
sweat stood on his brow, and his heart
seemed to stop still. It was fearful to
stand thus and gaze on such a dreadful
A slight movemont of the man in the
bed caused the woman to look up.
'Are you awake, George V she asked.
"1 havo not been asleep, darling." re
plied the man, sadly. "I oannot rest fop
thinking, and the knowledgo that I am
so helpless mokes me wretched. Our
fuel is out, and we oan get no more until
the day after to-morrow, and we shall
treeze in this weather, and on Christmas
day, too. I could bear it for mvself.
Nellie j but when I think of you and our
His voice failed him, and he sobbed
with bitter anguish. The woman drop
ped her work and bent over him, trying
to soothe him
"We trust in God, George," she whis
pered. "He will not desert us."
"If your father were human, if he
were not a fiend " exclaimed her hus
band fieroely ; but she interrupted him.
"He is my father, George," said the
wife, softly. "1 forgive him all tbe
wrong bo has done us, and I pray Qo$
to bless him and soften his heart."
Gideon Grindem groaned, and turning
to the figure, cried imploringly :
"Let us go away 1 1 cannot bear this 1"
The figure Bilcntly led him from the
room, and down the long stairs, out into
the street again. It was no longer night
thero, for the sun was shiniog brightly,
ai:d the thoroughfares were thronged
with busy crowds hurrying to thoir ac
customed avocations. The air was keen
and frosty, and tho extra wrappings and
comtorters whicn tne peoplo were assured
the meronant that it was very oold.
Tbe figure led him to a large store on
ono of the business streets, and only stop
ped when they reached the counting
room, where several merchants wore col
lected around tho stovo. Gideon Grin
dem and his companion paused beside
them, but tho gentlemen did not seem
conscious of their presence.
"What was that vou said about Gid
eon Grindem ? ' asked one.
"I said he is a heartless brute J" re
"What new thing has he dono V
"He has killed his daughter, and her
husband and fihildren. They froze to
death yesterday, in a miserable hovel
near East River. Think of it Christ ¬
mas day, too and old Gideon rolling in
wealth in his sumptuous houso.
"Ha has a tough conscience," said the
first speaker; "but I would not like to be
io his place when he comos to die."
"It is truo," said the figuro, solemnly.
"In tho sight of God you have murdered
your oluldren I .
The merchant's brain seemed on fire,
and he shrieked aloud with anguish, for
I ho terriblo words burnt into hie eoal like
red-hot irons. The figuro at his side was
so stern, so terrible, that he oould not
bear to look at it.
"Have mercy on me I" he groanod.--
"My heart is breaking r ,,
' "Your keart, miserable man !" exclaim
ca tne ngure, sternly, "would you see
your heart f " And without waiting for
for a reply, the figure placed its band
VM bllW UIDIUUBUIB UUUU, tt U U UUH
ed it so that it seemed to turn his eyes in
ward. He oould but look, and, to his
horror, he saw io tho place where bis
last should have been, a hideous mass
of corruption, io foul, sohorriblo, that ho
sUuddercd to look at it. - ..
It lo ulmuKed greatly since you gavo
it to your dead wife, Gideon Grindem,"
said tne ngure sadly. - -
"Have mercy os mej" the merobant
ploaded. . .
"Were you merciful to your ehild f"
asked Conscience, sternly. "Have you
kept tbe vow you made your dead wife,
-l ..J .' (llJ .1 w.
hi iuv biiu (jiuivui uer cnim always I
Tho merchant was silent. He knew
had been pitiless and oruel. .
;Come with me," continued the figuro,
"and I will show you what shall be the
end ot ail tins.
Again tho merchant felt himself borne
swiftly along, and when he opened his
eyes again, hoiound lnmsclfin bis own
hom6. ' '
Ho stood in his chamber, nnrl involun
tarily marked the cocttast between its
luxurious comforts and the miserable
garret in which his daughter had frozen
to death: ' ' He saw, to his surprise, his
desk, where he kept his private papers
ana a eonsiaoraoio sum ot money, open,
and one of his servants searching cagorly
among the contents. He tried to spring
forward to stop the man, but ha oould
not1 movej and. when he endeavored to
speak, his voice failed him. ' The figure
pointed tilently to tbe bed, and Gideon
.Grindem looked helplessly in that dtroo
tion..,- ' ''- : , ' '
' A man lay on the bed silent and motionless.-
His hand were clasped mutely
oi) hi) breast, and his eyes were open ana
staring blankly at the oeiling, Gideon
Grindem bent over and cued at the
poiDlonince, but be shrank, baok in hor
ror and dismay. . Never had he seen
such a look of despair as that dead man's
face wore. So still, so terrible was it,
that it seemed to bq something supernau
ral. The merchant shrank baok with a
groan ; for the face upon "which le looked
was his own. '' ' V'.'
"Is this to be tho end t" ho moaned.
, "This will be. the end," sold the figure
solemnly. "To die alone, ncglcoted and
unloved, and without hope hereafter.
God help you, nnhippy man !"
The figuro" slowiy faded awayand
Gideon Grindem looked np with a start,
He was sititng in his library, with the
untested refreshments on the slaijd by his
side, and tho embers cold and lifeless in
the grate bofore him. The gts was burn
ing in tho chandelier with a sickly glare,
and through the curtained windows
streamed the brood, full light of the
Christmas sun, Tho merchant rubbed
his eyes and stared around vacantly.
Then his gaze rested on tho portrait of
his dead wife, over the mantle picco.
The golden sunshine foil lovingly upon
her lace, and the eyes of the woman who
had been so dear to him, seemed full of
sweetnoss and tenderness as they eh ono
down on him; oarrying light straight into
his heart that had been so dark. 'Invol
untarily he placed his hand on his heart,
and remembered how he had seen it.
then a great sob burst from him apd be
"0, God be thanked 1 it was but a
Another look into tho dear eyes of the
woman who bad loved him, and he sank
down on bis knees and bowed his bead
lowly and reverently. Gideon .Grindem
It was etui early morning wben the
handsome carriage of the mcrohant drove
by the Park on its way to East River.
The old apple woman rejoicing in the
sunlight that had followed the storm,
was spreading her wares on ber table,
when she was startled to seo the hand-
some equipage pause beforo her stand,
and to hear tbe same voice stmt bad re
pulsed her so rudely the night before, call
to her to approach. - Sho did so trem
bling, and when the mcrohant bade her
cheerily, to hold out her hand, she obey
ed because sbe feared to refuse. But her
suprise was redoubled when sho saw ly
ing in ber withored pnlm a bright golden
eagle which sparkled joyously in the Christ
"What is this for?" she faltered.
"To keep Christmas with, old lady,"
said the merchant, cheerily. He signed
to tbe driver to move on, but as tbe car
riage set off again, be caught a faint
"God blesB you, sir!'' iu the tearful tones
of the old woman.
Down through the vile streets, reek
ing with filth and crime, and misery, that
mark the worst quarter of the great city,
the splendid equipage passed amid the
wondering glances and remarks of tbe
denizens who marvoled to see it )Q such
a p'aco. It paused before a miserable
dwelling, and the mcrohant sprang out
with a flushed, excited face, and hurried
up the rickety stairs fearing that one part
of hi dream might be truo, after all.
Ho pushed 0pen a door and entered a
miserable room. -A glance satisfied him
that tbe blessed day had brought no joy
to tbo inmates of this sad alodo. A wo
man, pale and careworn, sat by an empty
grate with a look of hopelessness On bar
sweet, young lace, while a man, wan and
sickly, lay on tho bed with closed eyes,
and two children rested on a rude pallet,
still happy in their innocent slumbers.
Startled by the noiso, the woman look
ed up. Gideon Grindem's eyes clouded,
and fie hold out his arms and faltered :
"My daughter, forgive me I '
With a glad qry she- sprang into bis
arms, and the penitent father felt that ho
In half an hour, the carriage roturced
to tho mansion on Twenty-Fifth street,
but this time it wso furl of happy heartc,
who left tho soone of thi -.mury noyer
to return ajIu.
'i'ho princely mansion had Dover seem
ed so gay before as on this blessed Christ
mas when it rang with the merry shouts
of the children, and echoed tho soft
laughter of the elder ones ; and as Gieeoa
Grindem listened he lifted up his heart
and blessed God for the dream he had
sent bim to bring back so much, bappi-
- on year
Administrfttore',Exeputors'ni'6Bi' 3 if t
dians' Notices, J. . ' ' . , 2,Wj.
Probate Notion, ,'"?;'.itJV - ' 1,00
AUEditovialand LocalNotlces, per
. line, a r4 Hiw-oieilTi
f Advertisements LeadedVr) tUitWi
under the'.hcd of Speoiftll otiMSpttndiPu;
le Column advertisements, wUrDedhaigfcd
60 percent, nia.dditloDto-l'hl! aOT.,,I J -
.. : -i - ; ii iv r - r,i
The Progress! of the Ueaetton
1 b SjUorioiitt Xrlunipha in
llosiou and rUUburgli, .
The late Democratic triumphs io Bos
ton and Pittsburgh, at their miinioipal
elections, are among the strongest evi
denee that the political reaction which
has been sweeping over the country with
such force during the past year is still
going on with Increased rno&entum and
violence. A year ago, if there had been
two places upon the face of tho earth
that tbe Democrats would havo eonceded
as tho most hopeless for them, tbey would
nave been the great judical strongholds
of Boston in tho East, and Pittsburgh
in Pennsylvania, in each of which the
Ivadical majorities have tor years ranged
high into the thousands. Now the Re
publican organization has been beaten,
and badly beaten, in both of them, and
Democratic Mayors elected triumphant
ly in uoston by rive hundred, and in
Pittsburgh by twelve hundred. The
faot that in the latter city the Democrats
bad tbe co operation of the workingmen
and the greenback Republicans tbe
same as tbey did in this oity in tho eloo-
tion 01 uenerai Uary invests the result
with even more significance. The new
phoses which the political field is assum
ing aro all against tho Radical), and in
favor of the Democracy. In the great
contest between the bondholding capital
ists vs tho people, the Democracy, tho
laboring men, and tbe conservative Re
publicans will vote together in a Bolid
mass, and will constitute an overwhelm
ing majority. So great is the reaotion,
that it is by no means impossible that the
Itadical candidate for President next
year will be beaten in tbe States as badly
as uenerai Eoott was in IS5Z. Wben
such oities as Boston and Pittsburgh turn
their papks upon tbe Kadical parly wo
may be sure that it bas but little life in
it. We therefore bring out our chanti
cleer for a loud crow over these, the last
and finishing Dcmocratio majorities of
IIouic, Furm and GairdfeifJ'J
I Behavior! n; Company,
On tbe subject of behavior in compa
ny, Leigh Richmond gives the following
excellent advice to his daughters 1
r' "Be cheerful but not gigglers.l Be
serious but not dull. Be communicative
but not forward. Be kind but not ser
vile. Beware of silly, thoughtless speech
esj although you may forget them, oth
ers will not. Remember God's eye is in
every face, and his ear in every compa
ny. licwaro ot levity aod lamiliarity
with young men ; a modest rcservs'witb
out affectation is the only safe path.
Court and encourage serious conversation
with those who are truly serious and con
versable ; do not go into valuable compa
ny without endeaving to improve by the
intercourse permitted to you. Nothing
is more unbecoming, .when one part of
the company is engaged in profitable
conversation, than that another should
be trifling, giggling and talking compar
ative nonsense to cach'other."
the Negroes Vote la the
A letter from Beaufort, South Caroli
na, wnder date of Novorobcr 27, 1867, to
the Charleston) Ntti and Ilerald, soys :
"The election in this distriot was not a
very quiot affair. Iq this town the col
ored population " were rather noisy, and
inolincd to be riotous. In the. country
the negroes ..went to the polls armed to
the teeth, to prevent any ticket being
used oxoopt the red.
."On St. Helena Island they succeeded
iq keeping'away tbe whites, .with ono ex
ception, Captain Sam Dennett, who
fought his way through the sable orowd,
regardless of their firearms, and polled
his vote' ' ' unl t
' That la the jray negro' suffrage works
in the South. How do the white people
in the North like it f -'
tea An editor at a dinner table, being
asked if he would take some pudding, re
plied in a fit of abstraction, "Owing to
erowd of other matter I an unable to find
room for it.'? ' , '"
In' fifteen years,'"eh'eepave increased,
iq Irelan oyer ' 20tfO,UOO. . " ,
' It is safd frozen potatoes male more,
starch than iresh Jmca ; tbey also make '
An BgriquUuxel paper, te)Jing; (rw,
fatten geeso, says that '.'not.lcsa than twfl"
must be shut up together,"1
A mulch of coal ashes placed, ' around
currant bushes,"ras'afa'ttf-tlO''n' e'ffoolu'af
remedy for tbe current Worm or 'eatdrpili-!
; : 1, ': ,Wi oiil no
To kill bushes in meadows or elsewhere,
they should bo cut i'n.; December.: .This
has been ascertained bj , many rBxjwrir
menls. ,, , ,, ,. . . .
. .,;'-., .0'; :,';!; 7,1 ,.t'J-.'l SouI-JO
We'eeeitstated that a Vermont farmer
recently selected from a load ef his poti
tocs twenty.slx which filled a bushel bas-
aet. " - ; v. j:'iii;'.io
' To keep a copper tea kettle orlghf wash
it oocasionly with a solution of Salt2atfd
buttermilk, rinsing thoroughly with olsan
water. , .... . . ... -
The wheat orop of California tbe wet.
ent ycpT is estimated at 15,000,000,b;ujb.
els, equaling New York in the produe-
uuu ui mis important, larm product.
' . ' ' . Y, .'V,- (.'Oil II it
An agricultural eooictv in New York.
recently, spent several days orguing how
uai (jreu. jivery oho naa tt theory,' atfd
labored earnestly to shoWMhat ho-alone
was right. Finally, by way of settlement,
one of them suggested the expedient of
sprouting some, of the aecdIt was
done, and lo I all were wrpng. ', a
A correspondent of the Rani, JtrC-.
can recommends the following' .cure fyi
lice on cattle; Take 12 or more good
sized Irish potatoes, pound them fine,
then put into two gallons .and a half of
wator, boil thoroughly, then let it cool,
and apply as a wash, to cdws, calvee,
marcs and colts, and all other creature
that have lioe.
Sheep in the OncnAttb: The'iVaii-.
ie Farmer says : "One of our mott prom
inent orobardists tells us that in one of
his orchards whero sheep ran during the
season, the apple orop was almost entire
ly unaffected by the codling moth; Next
season his entire orchard will be pastured
with sheep.' This is an item worti re
membering. '' '
Potato Rolls. Boil two' pounds' of
potatoes, pass through a cullenderj or
mash them well ; add two ounoea of but
ter flnfl n nint nf mill- n IWI e.U .
,". w. urn, m iimu Mv,; uno
gill yeast, and as much flour as will raako
a soft dough ; set them to rise one hour,
aod bake. Sweet potatoes make bcautl.
ful biscuits mixed aa above. - a
The "Good Time Coming."
In that day a man shall say to bis ser
vant, "Yi bat is tbe matter with thn h.
by t" .And the servant shall reply, "It
bas been siok for hours." "And wboie
is its mother f" "Sheie out electioneer
ing for Salho Robbine." And each con
versations as tneso snail transpire between
ladies and servants applying for situa
tions: "Con you cook f" "Yes.''
"Wash 1". '' Yes." ."All right. Who
is your ohoice for State Milliner?" "Ju
dy McGinnis." "Well, you oan tramp."
And women shall talk politics instead
of disoussing the fashions ; and men shall
nurse the baby while tboir wiw to
(ha p11 UIU' And ln 'bat day the
man who bath beautiful whiskers shall
beat the bomely man of wisdom for gov
ernor, and the youth who waltzes with
exquisite grace shall be the chief of po
lice in prefereneo to the man of practiced
sagacity and determined energy Mark
- A. Good Jnror.
The Charlotte (N-. C.) Neiet says ! '
"The following is said to have occur
red at Union Superior Court : ' A color
ed gentleman on the juu ii objected to
on tbe ground of incompetency. The
following questions are propounded by
the oounsal to the juror ;
Sam, are you a freeholder f '
Yes,s'ar.' v : 1
. nave you any land f
What do yon mean, then, by saying
you are a freeholder f ' '
I means bein' free and holdin' on and
so on, , ' ' " '-' J" "" . !:
What is a vardiot, Sam T
Dun no, sar.
Wbatlseplalntifi? ' ' ": ';- ;
Pun no, ear.1 ' ' ...:.:'.'?'
What is a defendant T
I dun no, ear ; l'i green 'bout dese
Here General Canby'i order Was read,
from which ii appeared ha was compe
tent;' ao the man and brother was 'duly
sworn In, and took bis seat. 1 ' '
V fQf Agrioulture is the moat useful,
the most healthful,' and the most noble
employment of man. Wadtington, , ,
' Rrotiliea and mu 1 Aa : )
A Providence boy, five ycorg of ju.
having stolen a can of milk, his mother,
took him to task, with moral suaficnjWl
wound up her discourse by exclaiming1:
"What io the world was you going, to dp
with the milk, anyhow V' "I was gqing
to Btea! a little dog to drink it? was tbe
orushing reply. - .. i.:j . t;uT
Childron id mission ' schools are. ptty
sharp sometimes,' and show it in; rather
unexpected ways. t;A bov whose teacM
was aoseni pretty olten, came to the tit-
peuntendent with this request, vA'Sayf,
Mister, e&n't jou give rue a regular man if
I am tired of ncVag VwVcd around so."
' ' Lnok lies in ted, w ishing' tie VoVtnaa
would fcriog him the news , , 1 7Z.
Labor turn, o..-.lita.V,l6olr, arid, witk
busy pen or ringing ataoe. tlie
Irundution of a competence. tonj 0(1jj
A AnWfi li?llul KfltlAf. M..A1na f.W m WaXX.!
. ",.." UHjJVI, I,. Out, V m Wvl
nip, Mya ic la the .."best ever used fow
cleaning a dirty man's, face. We hava
tried it, and therefore we ought to know.''
A man who has a wife or sweetheart
named Lizo, is not to be believed in any
thing, for he's always telling Lizi abo4
everything. 1 "'. ' ;-''
1 ' 1 'i'1 '' nulitm a
A young man who is dosperately in
love, says that he has been eleolriljed
with hjaf-vanio battery, e i i ,'v.';.p'i out
Avn3s '' citizen1 ei", Slsiitre,
pedcyanir&ifeay be ' termed a1 feat pt
maifa'.ivrepih; I j.s ..' '.-'-'i out
Why is a person asking a question tut
strangest ef individual 7 Because- he la
the querist. I..iu-i;u:; ,--. i-i nj
Much adieu about nolhing-'the part4
ing of two young ladies. ; n.jiujjij
; Tbe lip of luxury A - oak enjoying'
her milk.:,:, .,::,i .'ii.!' -.-! i-j'--'i -
, The haraess of life The 'traced of
time. i,i j- eJ i initio
A rare mind Mjod joqr own business
r .,.,,1 run ; in p.,,: , y
A Democratic Gan from, Xew
. UumpaUire. " "
.,r'j lw.iijiJ e.li ' ei'-: suu. ot.iiT
Even New. England aocms to have
oaught tbe spirit of the great reaction
that ia setting in against Radicalism. 1 A.
day or two ago the telegraph announced
a Democratic triumph in the tnunipipal
election n Boston the borne, of, the
Sunrhcrs and Phillipses, and the hot bed
of Radicalism i generally. .i Today h we
have to annonnoe the triumphant jleW
tion of a Deraooratio Mayor ia Manohes
ter, N. H. the first instanee of the kin 4
for yean, ant) 4 case fully as remarkabl
and surprising as Bostrrn. It ia only sig
nifioaot of something (veo ' mors aston
ishing (to Badioala) at the coming BWn
and j'feiidontia elections Eng.